Advice for Japanese people
Please don’t be frightened. The people speaking to you are doing so because they need help, or because they want to learn a little about something. I feel that Japanese people have a bit of a complex about languages, like about how they did poorly at English in school. But communication between real people is completely different. However, it’s also true that there are cultural differences to take into account. For example, going to a party in Serbia feels completely different from a party in Japan. I understand that this may be why Japanese people struggle when spoken to aggressively, but I still wish more people would find these opportunities interesting and try to speak to us, or even if initiating conversation isn’t possible, at least not run away when spoken to.